Wilson Greatbatch's mistake sparked the medical-electronics industry.
Monsanto wants to monopolize basic methods in agricultural biotech. A badly misguided patent office stands ready to help.
Patenting and licensing at U.S. universities is going strong. Biotech in particular gets high marks.
How can the same system produce scientific elites and illiterates?
From the man who gave us the automated DNA sequencer comes a whole new approach to the study of life.